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City Council 003Chet Olson

(Term: 2015-2019)

Chet J. Olson has been the Mayor of Rochelle since May '03 and has over forty years of experience in communication services. He has established a successful communications consulting business, Olson Communication Services.


  • Extensive Management Experience with Contel and GTE Corporations
  • Owner of a Local Business that Provides Telecommunication Services to Area Businesses
  • Serving as Mayor during a Period of unprecedented economic growth



  • Graduate Rochelle Township High School
  • Additional Studies Kishwaukee College



  • Chairman Cable TV Advisory Board
  • Chairman Cable TV Task Force
  • Chairman Ogle County Civic Center Authority
  • Treasurer/Vice President Rochelle Kiwanis
  • Numerous Civic Committees
  • Past President - Northern Illinois Mayor's Association
  • Officer (V.P.) of the Illinois Municipal League Board
  • Present Officer (V.P.) of the Illinois Municipal League Board
  • Present Board member of the Illinois Governor Broadband Deployment Council
  • Present Committee member of the Illinois Century Network Policy Committee.
  • Present Committee member of the National League of City Information Technologies Committee.
  • Present Board member of Lee/Ogle Transportation System.
  • Prior to his election, Olson served on numerous City of Rochelle committees.

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